IT’S exactly 100 days to the Kingstone Press Championship’s big weekend out in Blackpool where we hope to have an army of Oldham fans roaring us on at Bloomfield Road when we play Swinton Lions on Sunday, May 29 (3pm) — the second day of the RFL’s Summer Bash spectacular at the famous holiday resort.
Tickets are on sale at Whitebank from today (Wednesday, February 17) —- see times, prices etc lower down this piece —- and we are laying on club transport on the Sunday, leaving Whitebank at 10am and returning at 7pm, giving fans the opportunity to watch all three games that day, including Oldham v Swinton, a potential cracker. Cost of return travel is £10.
All 12 Kingstone Press Championship clubs will play over the Saturday and the Sunday in a festival of rugby league that is the Championship’s equivalent to Super League’s Magic Weekend.
Our big game against Swinton will be one of three Roughyeds v Lions clashes in the Championship this season and, for both clubs, those three games will go a long way to determining our final places in the league table.
If there was ever a special occasion for our borough, our town and Oldham RL fans past and present to turn out in great numbers and to back the boys in Blackpool, then this is it.
Moreover, the Summer Bash weekend will be packed with entertainment on and off the field, including live performances, constant fan engagement and great prizes.
You can also use your Summer Bash ticket to get exclusive deals at Walkabout Blackpool (including 25 per cent discount on food); a 20 per cent discount at the Adrenalin Zone on South Pier; discounts on Blackpool’s transport services; and more.
Whether you want to watch one match or SEVEN (The Saturday programme kicks off with the iProSport Cup Final as an ‘extra’) ticket prices represent fantastic value and they are available now from the Oldham RLFC office inside the ground at Whitebank Stadium each weekday, Monday to Friday between 9am and 1.30pm. The office telephone number is 07904898177.
Club season-ticket holders get Summer Bash tickets for HALF PRICE which means, for example, if you have an Oldham season ticket and you qualify as a concession you could, if you wished, watch all seven games over two days for £7.50 (unreserved seat). How good is that ?
PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS FROM WHITEBANK BECAUSE THAT WAY YOU ARE ACTIVELY SUPPORTING ROUGHYEDS AND IF YOU BUY RESERVED SEATING YOU WILL BE IN THE OLDHAM BLOCK, SURROUNDED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW OLDHAMERS.
It perhaps isn’t widely known that all Championship clubs have to contribute towards the costs of staging Summer Bash but, like the other 11, the more tickets we sell from Whitebank the more of our initial outlay we will recoup.
Please note that all rules and regulations, including ticket prices and concessionary qualification, are governed and laid down by the RFL.
Tickets are available in two categories —- CAT. 1, reserved seats in West Stand (same side as the tunnel); CAT. 2, unreserved seats in North Stand and in South Stand (behind the posts at each end).
Concessionary tickets are available to 65s and over; students with valid ID, to be shown on the day; 16s and under; serving Military with valid ID, shown on the day.
One-day tickets (available ONLY for the day your team plays, Sunday in our case): reserved seats (Cat 1), £30 adults, £15 concessions; season-ticket holders, £15 adults, £7.50 concessions; unreserved seats (Cat 2), £20 adults, £10 concessions; season-ticket holders, £10 adults, £5 concessions.
Two-day (weekend) tickets: reserved seats (Cat 1), £50 adults, £25 concessions; season-ticket holders, £25 adults, £12.50 concessions; unreserved seats (Cat 2), £30 adults, £15 concessions; season-ticket holders, £15 adults, £7.50 concessions.
POINTS TO NOTE
1: Alternating between North and South Stands (both unreserved) is NOT permitted.
2: Weekend (two day) fans get only ONE ticket, which must be retained for the Sunday.
3: Children under 2 go FREE, but MUST have a ticket
4: Wheelchair users MUST make pre-arrangements with the RFL.
5. Ambulant disabled can get tickets from the Oldham club.
6. One-day tickets only available in our case for the Sunday.
7. Pass-outs available both days (hand stamped and original ticket needed to get back in).
8. You can buy coach travel to Blackpool via the club (details above).
HEAD TO HEAD
Saturday, May 28: noon, iProSport Cup final; 2.30, Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos; 4.45, Workington Town v Whitehaven; 7.00, Bradford Bulls v Leigh Centurions.
Sunday, May 29: 12.45, Dewsbury Rams v Batley Bulldogs; 3.00, OLDHAM v Swinton Lions; 5.15, Halifax v Featherstone Rovers.